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HL7: Solving Old Problems with New Tools

One of the benefits of working at Switchbox is gaining exposure to many technologies, both new and old. Recently, one of our developers had the opportunity to learn and work with HL7. HL7, which stands for Health Level-7, is a set of standards used to transmit data between different healthcare providers. HL7 has been around […]

Using Data Visualization To Illustrate A Developme…

If you visit our office you would see several people sitting at desks with large monitors, typing. What is it exactly, they’re doing? Explaining what our developers do on a daily basis to a client is tough. Each developer works on several different projects at one point and time. Understanding the value our team creates […]

Business First Features Longtime Client Armada

Business First recently ran an article about Armada, featuring CEO Tom Foos, entitled “Protect firms from workplace violence”. Armada is a provider of prevention, protection, response and recovery solutions. True to their mission statement, they work with businesses to protect people, assets and reputation. Their idea is emphasizing the importance of prevention and preparing for […]

Do You Need A PhD To Do That?

As our business grows each year, we learn more and more just how we provide the best value to our clients. Initially starting as a company building websites, it has been more apparent that the value we provide most to our clients is not simply creating a website but is by creating business solutions. Most […]

Ember: A Clear Route To A Modern Web

Last week one of our PHP developers presented the pros and cons of Ember.js, prompting a team discussion centered around the idea of whether or not to move in this direction. Ember is an open-source client-side JavaScript web application framework. It allows developers to create single-page applications that are scalable. Ember was created in 2011 by […]

Parallax Design Meets a Customized Responsive Webs…

The redesign of the Netech website was a unique, challenging and fun project to have the opportunity to work on. The most demanding factors for this project revolved around the front-end implementations. While the site’s design is undoubtedly beautiful, one familiar with font-end web elements will know that the layout and styling of these components […]

Schaffer Consulting Launch!

Switchbox is happy to announce the launch of Schaffer Consulting! We collaborated with Rattleback, in setting up a new CMS platform as well as integrating a fantastic responsive-design. Additionally, we developed a few custom Modules to help Schaffer with content management for Harvard Business Reviews, CTA Submissions with Analytics, Case Studies Management, Blog and Team […]

Kohler Site Launch for Engine Installation Procedu…

Gardner, an existing Switchbox client, needed a quick and easy solution for their dealers to deliver engine installation procedures. The site had to be independent from their current site and have some very basic functions: Ability to search procedures and display results Create, Edit and Approve repower procedures An area where procedures were public and […]

Liberty Foundation Launch!

We recently did some minor updates for the Liberty Foundation just in time for their interview with Fox News. A few of these updates included: Categorizing their news page into links on their homepage so they can be easily accessed, adding a news ticker on the homepage to highlight their top five news articles, adding […]

Switchbox Visits Ronald McDonald House

Joel and Steve had the privilege of visiting the Ronald McDonald House to meet with the Community Relations and Marketing Director, Ryan Wilkins. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio is located on the campus of Nationwide Children’s hospital and serves families and hospitalized children by providing a home-away-from-home. This space provides a place […]

Center of Vocational Alternatives Launch!

For the past year, Switchbox has working on a portal website for the Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA). COVA, a program of Southeast Healthcare Services, provides services which assist and support individuals in overcoming emotional and other challenges to a productive life, focusing on employment, economic stability and life skills. Their belief that all people […]

Image Optimization for Site Performance

Recently we had a unique challenge of launching a site with multiple high resolution images on several of their pages.  While the site looked good it was taking several seconds to load on mobile devices with slower internet connections.  We used a few simple tools to help analyze the problem and then to ultimately […]

Gardner Launch!

Switchbox is excited to announce the launch of Gardner’s new robust website.  Gardner is one of the largest family-owned Lawn & Garden and Outdoor Power Equipment distributors in the nation with distribution centers in  Columbus, Ohio, Franklin, Massachusetts, and Jacksonville, Florida. The newly designed site, over a year in development, introduces a fresh more intuitive layout […]

Jan 26, 2015
Culture

Switchbox Gives Back to The Worthington Resource P…

This year, in an effort to give back to our community, our team decided to hold a food drive. We split our team into three groups and began collecting canned goods and toiletries, to see who could bring in more items. After several weeks of competition, our Administrative Team crushed the challenge. While deciding which […]

Switchbox Launches Wilmington College!

Wilmington College unveiled their new website, designed to showcase its new brand and tell the story of their “Hands-On” tagline. In collaboration with Ologie, Switchbox helped construct a site that was designed to be more visually appealing, easier to navigate and responsive for mobile devices. The site defines easy entry points for students, parents, faculty […]

Dec 04, 2014
Culture

Are You Human or a Bot?

Have you ever been frustrated trying to prove you are human by deciphering and typing into squiggled words or trying to distinguish letters or numbers within an image? Well, Google’s looking to simplify the experience with their NoCaptcha ReCaptcha. Their new system examines human behavior on a site and allows you to check a box […]

Dec 04, 2014
Culture

1st Annual Switchbox Food Drive

This holiday season, our team has decided to give back by having a food drive! To make things interesting, we’ve divided our team into three smaller teams. Whichever team brings in the most canned goods, wins the competition! All of our donations will go to the Worthington Resource Pantry. Let the competition […]

Is your Browser HIPAA Compliant?

Recently, we were involved in an interesting project with one of our client’s websites. Currently their organization falls under HIPAA guidelines and as their software development partner, we were tasked with helping maintain the security of their internal website used for case notes and patient tracking. Our developers provided a form that allowed their staff […]

Ohio Bar Launches New Site!

We are happy to announce we have just launched the Ohio State Bar Association’s new site! http://www.ohiobar.org OSBA originally had multiple places to sign in as a user. This created extra time and work for the user, as all information was not in one place. Switchbox helped OSBA in deploying unified authentication throughout their multiple applications […]

CRTRA Re-Launches!

CRTRA has re-launched with a brand new design and membership experience. The entire membership system has been reworked from the ground up to give CRTRA administrators full control to manage their membership, keep them up to date on latest news and events, and provide their members exclusive services. The site is built with Switchbox’s custom […]